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Vol. LXXXI, No. 54

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Wednesday, November 4, 1970

Ten Cents

Eight Pages























The Democrats slightly in-
creased their ,grip on Congress
yesterday in an apparent re-
jection of extensive campaign
efforts by President Nixon and
Vice President Spiro Agnew.
Although- the outcome in many
states was unclear, Democrats lost
perhaps four seats in the Senate,
which they still control, and Re-
publicans gained, only two. The1
Democrats were expected to gain
as many as 10 seats in the House.
Leaders of both parties claimed
to be pleased with the results.
While Democratic national Chair-
* man Lawrence O'Brien said he
considered the election "a national
victory for the Democratic party,"
Nixon said he was very pleased at
"the apparent Senate victories by
Republicans" in off-year elections.
The GOP scored key victories
in its drive to obtain a majority
in the Senate. In Tennessee, Wil-
liam E. Brock captured the seat
of Democratic, Senator Albert'
Gore after a race which featured.
appearances by' both President
Nixon and Vice President ,Spiro
With 97 per cent of the pre-
cincts reporting, Brock led by ap-
proximately 40,000 votes.
In Maryland,' appearances by
Nixon helped to dlefeat incumbent
Democratic Senator Joseph Tyd-
ings. Tydings lost to J. Glenn
Beall, Jr., who, with 75 per cent
of the -precincts reporting, had a
lead of about 80,000 votes.
And, in New York, incumbent
Senator Charles Goodell, the Re-
publican candidate, was ousted by
James Buckley, the Conservative!
Party candidate. Buckley who won
' by a slim two per cent margin,
was aided by endorsements fromn
Agnew and tacit support from s
Robert Taft, Jr., the Republican
senatorial candidate from Ohio
was also leading Democratic can-
didate Howard Metzenbaum 'by a
very slim 51 per cent to 47 per
tent margin early this morning,
See HRUSKA, Page 8 !

Republican incumbents won
solid victories in local state
legislative elections in yester-
day's vote, while the overall
composition of the State Leg-
islature remained unclear at 2
a.m. this morning.
State Sen. Gilbert Bursley was
leading Democrat George Sallade,
23.914 to 15.479, with over half the
precincts reporting.,
State Rep. Ray Smit defeated
Democrat Don Koster. With near-
ly all precincts reporting, Smit
had 17,183 votes to Koster's
There was no clear pattern yet
available on elections for the State
Legislature. Based on fragmentary
returns, Republicans led in 16
races while Democrats led in five.
There were no returns from the
other 17 districts, 14 of which are
in usually Democratic Wayne
County, which includes Detroit.
For the State House, the picture
was even more confused. Republi-
cans led in 18 districts, while Dem-
ocrats were ahead in five. No re-
ports were available from 87 dis-
tricts, 38 of which are in Wayne
Currently. the State Senate is
composed' of 20 Republicans and
18 Democrats. The State House,
has 57 Democratic members and
52 Republicans,
"The election results show," said
Koster, last night, "that you can't
win an election in a city where
the two newspapers don't give you
much support, especially when one
is hostile to you,. and you don't
have much money for campaign-
"You just present the issues and
show what's real," said Koster,
"that's all you can do. Sure you
hope to win, but if you don't, you
know you still made a start. You
have to plant the seeds before any
change can take place."
"I am stating that I have won
election," said Smit. "I take my
third term in the State House
with great anticipation of events
to come. I am grateful to the large
number of voters who supported
me at the polls.
"I hope to be faithful to the
trust of the voters. To my oppo-
nent, I say, it has been an in-
teresting election campaign. I ex-
See BYRSLEY, Page 8

-Associated Press
SEN. EDWARD KENNEDY, accompanied by his wife Joan, claims victory over Republican challenger
Josiah Spaulding. Kennedy was one of three prospective contenders for the 1972 Democratic Presi-
dential nomination who won Senate races by large margins yesterday. See story, Page 8.

-Associated Press
SEN. ALBERT GORE (D-Tenn) concedes defeat to his Repub-
lican opponent Rep. Bill Brock, but vows that he will continue
to fight for the Democratic party. Gore, a leading Senate dove,
was strongly opposed by President Nixon who came to Tennessee
to campaign for Brock.

P arochiaid


A proposal which would ban all amendment to the State Consti-
tate aid to private and parochial tution which would lower t h e
schools was winning support last state's voting age to 18 was los-
night from Michigan voters de- ing, with 10 per cent of the pre-
spite earlier predictions that it cincts reporting.
would be defeated. )Proposal A, which would author-
With 56 per cent of the state ize the state to borrow $100,000,000
wide vote tabulated, Proposal C to build low-cost housing, was also
had earned 609,861 votes in its losing. With 33 per cent of t h e
favor, while 471,040 were cast precincts reporting, the vote was
against the proposal. 503,528 against and 306,043 in
At the same time; a proposed favor. {
S --- At 2 a.m., votes were just com-

Incumbent Republican Congress-
man Marvin Esch defeated Demo-
cratic challenger Michael Still-
wagon last night in the race for
the second U.S. Congressional dis-
trict in Michigan. The district in-
cludes the Ann Arbor area.
Stillwagon congratulated Esch
on his victory. He said that he
was proud of the campaign but
said that he was disappointed with
election results in Monroe County
where he trailed Esch badly. He
also said that he would closely!
examine the results of the elec-
Esch, when told of his victory,
said that "my whole family is
gratified by the wide margin of
confidence given in our district
and Washtenaw County."
He went on to say that "citizens
have demonstrated that they want
a problem-solving orientated rep-
resentative." He added that he
was hopeful in the years ahead

that he could live up to the faith
given by the people.;
Esch also said that "this is the
kind, of Republicanism and repre-
sentation that the people in the
state of Michigan want-an an-
alytic approach willing to tackle
problems-and we will continue
Esch initially took office in 1966
when he defeated Democrat Wes
Vivian, whom he also defeated in
1968 by a 13,000 vote margin.
In each of the other 18 races
for Michigan's Congressional seats,
incumbents were winning handily
with, the apparent exception of
Democrat Lucien Nedzi in the 14th
district who was running behind
Republican opponent John Owen
with 13 per cent of the votes
In key races across the state:
-Donald Riegle, the young Re-
publican incumbent from Flint,
was re-elected last night and will

continue to occupy the seventh
congressional seat.' He defeated
Richard Ruhala, a Democrat.
-Gerald Ford defeated Jean
McKee in the race for the con-
gressional seat in the fifth dis-
trict in Grand Rapids.
Ford, the minority leader of the
Housq of Representatives, easily
defeated his opponent, an attor-
ney from Grand Rapids. The race
was of special interest to Demo-
crats who had hoped to unseat
the powerful Republican.
-In Detroit, incumbent con-
gressman John Conyers waa re-
elected overwhelmingly in the first
congressional district. He defeat-
ed Howard Johnson, a Detroit at-
Conyers, perhaps the most con-
troversial black congressman in
the country, has been in office
since 1964.
-In the 17th congressional dis-
trict, Democratic incumbent Mar-
tha Griffiths won an expected
victory over Republican opponent
Richard Klunzinger, a free lance
Griffiths, a member of the
House since 1954, recently 'played
a decisive role in pushing the
equal rights for women amend-
ment in the House.
-Republican incumbent G u y
Vander Jagt defeated his oppo-
nent, Charles Rogers, a' United
Auto Workers leader in the 9th
congressional district.
-James O'Hara, Democratic in-
cumbent from the 12th congres-
sional district easily defeated his
See MOST, Page 8

returns Esch

The race between Republican
Gov. William Milliken and
state Sen. Sander Levin, his
Democratic challenger, r e -
mained undecided early this
morning, as the state voted
overwhelmingly to r e t u r n
Philip Hart to the U.S. Sen-
At 3:00 a.m., Milliken held a
135000 vote margin over Levin,
but his lead was obscured by an
unusually slow vote tabulation in
heavily-populated Wayne Coun-
ty, a Democratic stronghold.
Hart defeated Republican Len-
ore Romney to win a third term
in the Senate. Romney, wife of
former Gov. George Romney, had
been expected to lose heavily :to
the popular incumbent.
At 3 a.m., Hart was credited
with 63 per cent of the votes
Levin forces had been depending
oh large support from traditional-
ly Democratic Detroit, but as the
evening progressed, the slow vote
tabulation failed to indicate
whether he would overcome Mil-
liken's margin.
At 3 a.m., with 50 per cent of
the vote' counted, Milliken had
827,432 votes to Levin's 698,124.
In the Senate race, Hart had
939,999 to 548,299 for Romney.
The problem with the vote tab-
ulation in -Way e and Genesqe
Counties stemmed from snarls in
the computer punch card system
being used. In Wayne County,
where up to 500,000 ballots were
'expected, an unusually large num-
ber of punch card ballots were
challenged by poll watchers and
had to be handled separately.
In Ann Arbor, the vote tally at
11 p.m. showed 7,655 votes, for
Milliken and 6,018 for Levi , with
60 per cent of the precinits Ire-
porting. However, in the pecincts'
with heavy student populations,
Levin, was leading Milliken 3,010
to 2,016.
Milliken took an early lead in
last night's tabulations, pushing
the lead to a 135,000 margin he
held into the early morning hours.
He was leading in 49 counties
which have 45 per cent of the
state's registered voters, w h i 1 e
Levin was leading in 20 counties
which have 51 per cent of the
Hart, a resident of Mackinaw
Island, was first elected to the
Senate in 1958 after serving two
years as lentenant governor.
During his 12 years in the Sen-
ate, he has been a steady supporter
of most traditionally liberal poli-
cies-focusing on consumer pro-
tection, civil rights, and more re-
cently, the unsuccessful attempt
to prevent deployment of an anti-
ballistic missile system.
During the election campaign
Vice President Spiro Agnew named
Hart one of the "radical-liberals"
in the Senate, and urged his de-
In a short speech from Demo-
cratic election headquarters at the
Sheraton-Cadillac Hotel in De-
troit the senator flanked his fol-
lowers, and interpreted his large
majority as "an indication that
the' people of Michigan have not
turned sharply to the right.
Discussing his political phil-
osophy, Hart said he believed that
"the bill of rights has to be de-
livered to all Americans, the poor,
the mean, and the ugly as well as

the rich and comfortable."
He maintained that while there
was a need for national defense,
"there are many things in 'our
neighborhood that can destroy us
The major news media declared
Hart the winner soon after the
state's polling places closed at 8
p.m. At 10:15, Romney made her
concession statement at the Re-

Nixon 's attempt to
-cn it sR&ex SO
control Senatefai
Daily News Analysis
In the wake of one of the most expensive and, hard-fought
mid-term elections in modern times, the Nikon administration has
apparently failed to achieve its goal of control of the Senate and
major gains in the House.f
While it did manage to defeat some of its most important enemies
-capturing a Tennessee Senate seat from liberal incumbent Albert
Gore, purging New York Republican Senator Charles Goodell and
defeating Maryland Senator Joseph, Tydings-the administration
failed to elect Republicans in most of the important races in which'
President Nixon and Vice President Spiro Agnew campaign per-
In Indiana, Missouri, Texas, Florida, North Dakota, Illinois,
California and Utah, Democratic candidates were elected in spite of
both heavy television spending and personal appearances by Repub-
lican party chiefs. .------ -

ing in on a referendum before D3-
troit voters calling for an im-
mediate cease-fire and withdrawal
from Vietnam. With one percent of
the precincts reporting, the pro-
posal was winning 1,196 to 548.
Despite the lack of returns from
Detroit, Proposal B to lower the
voting age appeared headed for
defeat. With 15 per cent in, 266,763
votes were cast against the amend-'
ment, and 161,032 for.
But even if it loses, a recently-
passed federal law would lowere the
voting age to 18 in every state-
unless the U.S. Supreme Court
rules that the change in voting
age requires an amendment to the
Constitution. This has been the
second referendum on the 18-year-
old vote in Michigan. In 1966, a
similar proposal was defeated
The outcome of the parochiaid
See SUFFRAGE, Page 8

Regental race

No sure winner was apparent
by 1 a.m. this morning in the
tight race for the two vacant
positions on the University's Board
of Regents.
Democratic candidates P a u 1
Brown and Republican Paul Goe-
bel, Jr. had very slight' leads at
that time. Democrat James Wat-
ers and Republican Jack Shuler
ran close behind. However, returns
from Detroit - a Democratic
stronghold-were not yet in.
The election of two Democrats
would result in a four-four party
split on the University board.

In these target states,, which
Nixon had hoped to sway in order
to capture control of the Senate,:
Nixon failed in every case.
At most, last 'night's returns
projected a net gain of only one
Republican vote in the Senate
and 'perhaps no net change in
the House.
But neither can the results of
House races be construed as a
Nixon victory, despite the fact
that the opposition party normally
gains seats, during the mid-term
elections. For. the out-of-power
party usually gains only because
most presidents, and especially
those elected by large majorities.
pull in many relatively weak can-
didates of their party when

Conservative Buckley secures
slim Victory in N.Y. Senate race

However with Republican holdoverI
Gertrude H u e b n e r consistently
voting with Democratic members
of the board, the Regents would
be likely to assume a more liberal
In the past-with Huebner sid-
ing with the Democrats - the
board's composition of five Re-
publicans and three bemocrats
often led to tie votes.
Neither of the departing Re-
gents - Republican Paul Goebel
and Democrat Otis Smith-ran for
Among the Michigan State Uni-
versity trustee candidates, two
Democrats led with three per cent
of the vote tabulated. The board's
chairman, Don Stevens, had 41,623
while Patricia C a r r i g a n had
Figures for other state educa-
tional races-including the State
School Board and Wayne State
University Governors-were not in
as of 1 a.m.
The six losing University re-
gental candidates are American
Independent P a r t y candidates
George Kindred and Tom Staffin,
Socialist Workers candidates Mar-
cia Wisch and Tom Vernier and
Socialist Labor candidates Vito
Delisi and William Walbridge.
-Waters, who was chairman of
the University's Black Law Stu-

I Shuler, currently president of the
University Alumni Association,
also is interested in improving
state relations. To remain great,
universities must have the sup-
port, financial and otherwise, of
alumni, citizens and legislators,"
he says.
Both Republican candidates
place stress on the University pro-
viding a "quality" education to

ALBANY, N.Y. VP)-Splinter-
party candidate James L. Buck-
ley, a conservative running in a
traditionally liberal state, sap-
tured a narow victory yesterday
in New York's three-way sen-
atorial race.
With 83 per cent of the votes
in at 1 a.m. this morning, the
Conservative party candidate
posted 40 per cent over Demo-
crat Richard L. Ottinger's 36
n~r eP,'t.

by rolling up impressive margins
in traditionally Republican Long
Island and many upstate coun-
ties, which overcame the 'Dem-
ocratic surge of votes in Man-
hattan, Brooklyn, Bronx and
other urban centers in the state.
Buckley's was the patented ad-
ministration campaign - law
and order, loyalty to the White
House, foreign policy support.
It led Vice President Spiro T.

gsettles over campus,
"It doesn't matter who wins because they're all equally inept,"
explained one student after a lengthy pause for thought.
Election day attitudes of most students reflected the attitudes
of much of the general public yesterday-a little fear, some bliss-
ful ignorance, a sense of confusion, and widespread indifference.
"Let me think," Rob Flowers, '74, said, "I've watched a lot of
the campaigning that goes on television, and as far as I am con-
cerned, it is a bunch of bullshit and doesn't have anything to do
with what actually effects people's lives.
"It's all a game you can read about in the New York Times,"
Flowers continued. "None of the candidates involved are interested

dicting narrow victories yester-
day as they made last minute
campaign efforts.
Goodell spent the, day tour-
ing with Gov. Nelson Rocke-
feller in an attempt to build
his party identification follow-
ing harsh criticism from'Agnew.
Buckley yesterday reviewed his
"social order" campaign for
General Foods employes in
White Plains. Buckley has main-

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